Nintendo officially ends Gamecube support

With Wii sales bringing Nintendo back into the limelight, the company has now stopped working on new titles for the Gamecube.

Euro PS3 to cut PS2 Emotion Engine

In an effort to scale back the prohibitive cost of the PS3, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is removing a key part of the PS2 that will hinder its backward compatibility

EA, Pandemic to bring Mercenaries 2 to four platforms

Under a newly minted co-publishing deal, EA and Pandemic Studios today announced release details for Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, the sequel to 2005's Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.

First DVDs with HD capability produced

High definition home video does not necessarily translate into HD DVD or Blu-ray. As the two formats continue to battle each other, another high definition format has quietly surfaced. Sonopress announced that it has replicated the first 3x DVDs with HD capability last week.

Crackdown for Xbox 360 debuts, comes with access to Halo 3 beta

The most anticipated Xbox 360 title since December's Gears of War, Crackdown made its way to stores today. The action racing title also comes with access to the Halo 3 beta program.

Sony planning video downloads for PS3

Sony is working on a video download service for the PS3, similar to what the Xbox introduced in November.

Opinion: Who needs DRM?

I am not a big fan of Apple and not of Steve Jobs in particular. Yes, Apple products look nice, but they are for people who drive to the grocery store in a Lexus rather than a Toyota. And Steve Jobs still doesn't blush when pocketing all those standing ovations for a new product, although there may be hundreds of other Apple employees who would deserve that recognition much more.

Crytek to demonstrate Crysis game engine at GDC

Frankfurt (Germany) – Crytek, developer of the first person shooter “FarCry”, today said that it will demonstrate the middleware of the upcoming “Crysis” game at the 2007 Game Developers Conference (GDC), which will open its doors in San Francisco on March 5.  

World of Warcraft starts worldwide contest

Who is the best World of Warcraft player in the world? Blizzard wants to find out and is starting their inaugural worldwide arena tournament.

"DRM increases value" - Macrovision writes to Jobs

Macrovision, most well known for its VCR anti-copying protection, is getting on the open letter game by publicly telling Apple's Steve Jobs that DRM can actually increase consumer value.

Next-gen digital downloads: Wii sets the standard

While each platform offers advantages for different user groups, we learned - after spending a great deal of time (and money) with the three platforms - that it is the Wii that offers the best user experience at this time.

New PS3 demo, PSOne game hit Playstation Store

For the first time in months, a PS3 demo and a PSOne classic will both be making their way to the Playstation Store as part of this week's update

Take-Two exec pleads guilty to stock fraud

The man in charge of the company that published Grand Theft Auto has pled guilty to falsifying financial records and faces a potential sentence of prison time and more than $7 million in fines.

Sell virtual gold like the big boys with Sparter

Culver City (CA) - Virtual gold trading used to be confined to eBay and a select group of real-money trading (RMT) sites, but Sparter is now allowing the regular joe to buy and sell currency for many popular games. Think of it as a Peer 2 Peer trading sites where World of Warcraft, EVE and Everquest 1 and 2 players can buy virtual money and also put up excess loot for a modest 10% commission. To protect customers, Sparter puts all real money into escrow until the completion of the trade.

Sharp develops technology for cheaper Blu-ray

With Blu-ray Disc hardware notoriously more expensive than the competing HD DVD players, Sharp has developed a new technology to bring down the cost of BD recorders.

Fling Stormtroopers through walls in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Lucasarts has announced a new game in the Star Wars saga that will let players use the force and fling people into and THROUGH walls.

Nintendo quietly unveils new Wii voting channel

Nintendo has opened up a voting platform that allows users to look at poll results in their area and around the world.

Chicago Autoshow spices up coverage with webcams

The Chicago Autoshow is revving up its coverage with the addition of remotely-controlled webcams.  The webcams are spaced throughout the show floor and provide coverage of major booths like Ford, Chrysler, and Volkswagen.

Turtle Beach launches Wii headphones

Turtle Beach today announced the availability of the Ear Force W3 headphones, a pair of wireless headphones designed for use with the Wii.

Battlestar Galactica coming to Xbox and PC

Sierra Online is bringing the popular sci-fi show Battlestar Galactica to the Xbox Live network and PCs in a new video game this fall.